iOS 16: Release Date, List Of Compatible iPhone Models, And Expected Features Ahead Of WWDC 2022

iOS 16: Everything We Know So Far Ahead Of WWDC 2022


  • There will most likely be no substantial design changes with iOS 16.
  • Apple is expected to release an enhanced version of Smart Stack in iOS 16, which will be bigger and better.
  • Apple is likely to support numerous iPhone models with iOS 16.

The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022 is almost here. The iPhone 13 makers will unveil new software updates for its handsets at the developer-focused Apple event on June 6. Apple will release the latest version of iOS for the iPhone. There will be no surprises here since the next iOS release is expected to be called iOS 16.

Some details about the next iOS 16 updates have leaked online ahead of Apple’s WWDC 2022 event. Everything you need to know about the iOS 16 update is right here.

Apple did not announce anything about the upcoming iOS release in their WWDC 2022 invite. Apple will introduce the new iOS 16 features live, as it has in the past. WWDC 2022 will be streamed live for those interested in knowing more about the iOS 16 release date, features, and more. We’re just a few days out from the event, but the rumour mill has already started churning out some specifics.

According to various sources, iOS 16 is unlikely to get any big design updates. Instead, Apple is reported to be focused on improving things beneath the hood while releasing a few minor updates here and there.

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For starters, Apple is expected to reveal an enhanced version of Smart Stack in iOS 16, which will be bigger and better. The new feature, codenamed “InfoShack,” appears to incorporate numerous widgets in a huge block. Users will not have to swipe up or down to move between widgets, unlike Smart Stack. Instead, the larger block will allow you to see numerous widgets at the same time. The rumour mill also suggests that InfoShack will contain Control Centre choices such as Flashlight, Apple TV remote, and so on.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, iOS 16 will bring significant changes to notifications. In addition, new health-tracking features will be included in iOS 16. Gurman did not get into the specifics. We may also see some references to the Apple AR/VR headset, which is expected to be released next year.

Which iPhone models will support iOS 16?

Apple is well-known for providing the best software support in the market. Apple is likely to support numerous iPhone models with iOS 16. Obviously, the new iOS 16 version will be available for the iPhone 13 series, iPhone 12 series, and iPhone 11 series. The latest update will also be pre-installed on the iPhone 14 series.

Apple is expected to release iOS 16 for the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 series, and iPhone 7 series. The new iOS 16 update will be available for the iPhone SE 2020 and iPhone SE 2022 as well.

Apple may end support for the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and SE (2016), which received the iOS 15 update last year.

The release date of iOS 16

Apple will only unveil a portion of iOS 16 features to developers at WWDC 2022. The beta version should be available shortly after the event. Apple is also expected to release the public beta in the coming days. The stable public release, on the other hand, is scheduled in September. The iOS 16 release date is likely to overlap with the iPhone 14 launch event.

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